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This holiday break has made me seriously consider leaving the Big 4 and going to industry. Anyone left Big 4 cyber for industry recently? Any regrets or things you miss? Is the pay better?

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I really like the variety and different cyber experiences I’ve had at EY. For example I’ve worked with 10 companies that are in various industries in 2.5 years. But the idea of consistency and better wlb makes me want to complete an industry application. Don’t forget about firm holidays vs industry holidays. My current client only got July 5th off vs EY is the whole week.

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EY1- how much more does current client contact make compared to you? I think when comparing, it comes down to how much money you’re getting paid as a baseline for comparisons. After this, you can start comparing benefits such as firm/company holidays, PTO, WLB, 401k. Ability to freely invest in the market etc.)

Left EY earlier this year for industry. I was a Staff 2 and left for an L59 position here. My base pay increased by ~40% and my work load is identical if not lower and I'm fully remote. That being said, I would take that pay jump with a grain of salt because I am in a low CoL and only ever got a compression raise at EY due to Covid.

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Nah, I'm in Texas.

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Recently left B4 (not cyber) to cyber industry. Pay is insanely better, WLB is amazing, work is much more interesting, and quality of people are so much better.

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Left deloitte w >1 YOE post college for a 50% increase in industry. Being said - i am doing much more technical work and learning so much more. Would do it again.

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Would be interested in hearing more about your experience! TIA!

On the flip side, I left a couple months ago and have found it pretty quiet on this side, and then PwC did a massive pay hike and I would have made the same in the end staying there. Pretty rare case though.

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Program Management. RSUs tack on 15k extra a year but I entered at a fairly low level so it’s not anything like the stories I see on this app.

Switched to Industry Prod Management and I’m happy !

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Could you possibly guide a faltering SC on how to make such a move?

I left Big 4 life 2 years ago (IT Risk) for cyber in fintech industry. Pay and WLB are muchhhh better. I literally work 30 hour weeks.

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Security Analyst role.

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Best move I ever made was leaving big 4 for industry

Which industry?

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